Wellspring Renewable Energy®

You already use electricity to power your home, why not make it the cleanest electricity possible?

While the electricity delivered to your home includes increasing amounts of renewable energy, our Wellspring Renewable Energy® program gives you the option to help us do even more for the environment. By participating in Wellspring, you not only help support wind and solar development in Minnesota, you also help reduce our dependency on non-renewable energy sources, like fossil fuels.

Program Details

Those who participate in the Wellspring program are purchasing renewable energy credits (RECs). For every 1,000 kilowatt-hours (kWhs) of clean, renewable electricity generation, a REC is created. A REC embodies all of the environmental attributes of the generation and can be tracked separately from the underlying electricity. Dakota Electric provides Wellspring energy to you through Great River Energy, our wholesale power supplier. This means you can support renewable energy and its future without having to build or buy anything.

  • Renewable energy is purchased in 100-kilowatt-hour blocks.
  • For each 100-kilowatt-hour block you purchase, there is an additional charge of 40 cents* on your bill for wind energy and $2* for solar energy.
*Price subject to change without notice.

Option 1

Purchase the same amount of 100-kilowatt-hour blocks each month.

Option 2

The number of blocks purchased each month will fluctuate based on the amount of energy you use.
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For more information

You already use electricity to power your home, why not make it the cleanest electricity possible? With Wellspring, you can do your part to reduce air pollution and support renewable energy technologies by buying “blocks”of wind and solar energy.

To learn more or to sign up for Wellspring Renewable Energy, contact our member services department at 651-463-6212 or customerservice@dakotaelectric.com.